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hey guys so i am planning to water cool my system pretty soon, and iv been looking around and it seems like for a decent kit, or a custum kit its going to be around 200 dollers... witch is alright i guess... but i was wondering if i could get any sugestions on what parts to get and what size tubbing and that kind of stuff... im a lil confused about that but if someone could explain that, that would help thanks... iv already read up most of the stickies already soo yeah just need some advice really... thanks... =)
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Bigger tubing = more water flow. More water flow means better temps =D
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Do you plan on WC'ing the CPU and the GPU?
And don't bother with chipset WC as you'll get equal temps and better performance from you WC loop using an after market air cooler on the NB.
  
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okay i guess im really dumb but i dont really know what that means 7/16 tubing on 1/2 in fittings... hmmm well anyway i looked at the whole set up it looks pretty sweet and its around 200 bucks... so it fits the price range... but when i clicked on the cpu block, it didnt give me a price so i went to the main page, and they had 2 other blocks the apogee 2 and the store, more are more expensive then the apogee, so i am wondering witch one is better, and if i were to go with a gpu block in the future witch one would you recommend. also with that tubbing is that 59 cents per foot?? and one more thing is the liquid i was reading and a lot of people put differnt types of liquid in there systems... any that you would recommend?? thanks a lot for the great info already im prolly going to go with that set up =)
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okay i guess im really dumb but i dont really know what that means 7/16 tubing on 1/2 in fittings... hmmm well anyway i looked at the whole set up it looks pretty sweet and its around 200 bucks... so it fits the price range... but when i clicked on the cpu block, it didnt give me a price so i went to the main page, and they had 2 other blocks the apogee 2 and the store, more are more expensive then the apogee, so i am wondering witch one is better, and if i were to go with a gpu block in the future witch one would you recommend. also with that tubbing is that 59 cents per foot?? and one more thing is the liquid i was reading and a lot of people put differnt types of liquid in there systems... any that you would recommend?? thanks a lot for the great info already im prolly going to go with that set up =)
1- The 7/16 tubing has a little smaller diameter and is easier to work with, you just work it over the reguler 1/2 inch barbs..Sometimes you have to warm the tip of it up in some warm water to get it on.It's .59 cents a foot.Order 15ft of it should be enough to get you going. It comes in one piece you cut it to the lenghth your self..

2-The Apogee looks like it's out of stock there, look here..Petra's Tech Shop

3-GPU Look here.... Swiftech MCW60 Extreme Duty VGA Bare Water Block (3/8" and 1/2" barbs)

4- This is what I use kinda expensive, but it's pretty decent, use at 100% strenghth it comes in other colors to....Fluid XP+ HP High Performance Non-Conductive Coolant - UV Midnight Blue 32oz.
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okay that clears up things a little bit, but is there any reason you like the apolgee over like the maze4 and stuff...

with the radiator... where would i put it and should i order it with the fans and shroud?? and how many fans should i have on it???

and then where would i put the pump?? im just trying to get like the whole picture of it... cus i was thinking it was going to be outside but im not sure how that would happen.. cus i only have a mid- atx case so i dont think i would have room for everything inside...

also dont i need clamps???
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1- I think the Apogee is overall a better block...

2- If the heatercore is so large as to cause you problems, these are very good also..They have a new one out called the GTX which is better but I haven't found them for sale anywhere yet.... Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: Xtreme Style Radiators :: Black Ice XtremeII Radiator

3- You can mount it to the back of your case with this, just measure from your back fan hole to the bottom of your case to make sure you have enough room... Look around and see if you can find this cheaper..You can find them for 18 bux sometimes...Swiftech MCB-120 Black 120mm Radbox Kit

4- Go to your local hardware store and buy some automotive worm clamps...They work fine just dont over tighten them you can tear your tubing if you do...
5- I like these fans they are kind of loud, but they also have 84cfm Sunnons there if you prefer a quiter fan...Sunon 120mm Ball Bearing Fan w/ 4pin 108CFM 42dBA
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post #9 of 22
options:
Buy Storm and no gpu block for long time
or
buy Apogge or Dangerden TDX and buy the Dangerden Maze4 GPU or the Swiftech MCW60, get a Black Ice Xtreme or Pro radiator, Dual 120, get some Yate Loon Fans. or better yet, just buy this : http://www.petrastechshop.com/pecodaloed.html

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post #10 of 22
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1- I think the Apogee is overall a better block...

2- If the heatercore is so large as to cause you problems, these are very good also..They have a new one out called the GTX which is better but I haven't found them for sale anywhere yet.... Danger Den :: Radiators :: Black Ice Series :: Xtreme Style Radiators :: Black Ice XtremeII Radiator

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4- Go to your local hardware store and buy some automotive worm clamps...They work fine just dont over tighten them you can tear your tubing if you do...
5- I like these fans they are kind of loud, but they also have 84cfm Sunnons there if you prefer a quiter fan...Sunon 120mm Ball Bearing Fan w/ 4pin 108CFM 42dBA

okay well yeah i guess i can wait on gpu and then i will just get the storm for now... and i think im going to wait on that mounting thing... but still get the black ice radiator, and how much louder is the fan... like is it really loud or do you think i should go with quiter one.. and should i get just 2 or 4??
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